Dec 1, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >>> in mexico a day of change and protests as a new president was sworn in. enrique pena nieto says his main goal is to reduce drug-related violence which killed more than 60,000 people in the six years felipe calderon was in office. vice president joe biden was among those who attended. outside there were clashes with police as thousands protested the election in which pena nieto won with only 38% of the vote. his victory represents the return of the party that long dominated mexican politics. >>> tonight people around the world are marking the 25th anniversary of world aids day, remembering the millions who have lost their lives and how far aids research and education has come in the past quarter century. in a live look now at the white house tonight a giant red ribbon hanging from the north portico reminding us all of the work still ahead to find a cure. >>> still heed ahead as "nbc nightly news" continues on this saturday evening, help wanted. thousands of open jobs at big brand name companies in this economy. how come they're having such a hard time finding people to fill them?
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
-- but not exactly a peaceful one. it had happened before, in new mexico, where over 100 men were killed in 1878; in montana, where scores more died only a few years later; and now it was happening in wyoming-- range war. the stakes were always the same--cattle and land. and the opponents were the same-- big ranchers versus farmers seeking open range to settle on under the homestead act. the cattle man who came first and carved his vast rangeland out of the wilderness saw himself facing destruction as the homesteaders settled on his range, fencing him off from the grass and the water. the homesteader had many names in the west-- squatter, nester, and sometimes, with truth, rustler. the cattlemen struck back, fast and hard. ♪ ( dog barking ) what are you doin' here, nicky? ( barking continues ) mom? mom! mom, what happened? what's the matter? oh-- they-- ( sobs ) oh, homer. ma, where's pa? ma, what happened? ( nicky barks ) homer! hey! hey, hold up there! homer? what do you think you're doing? that's our cow. i know it is, son. it's got our brand on her. can't you read it? what h